Comments are the backbone of a thriving, engaged blog community and the number one way to begin conversations and build relationships with your readers. But if your blog is popular, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the management of blog comments and fall behind on responding to comments.
We have you covered with some plugins to automate your comment moderation.
9 WordPress Plugins To Make Comment Management Easy
Here are 9 WordPress plugins that can help make blog comment management easier and faster:
1. Commenter Emails
Commenter Emails allows you to export a list of the email addresses for everyone who has left a comment on your blog. You can use this list for personalized follow-up, the creation of a segmented nurture list, or to connect with engaged audience members on social media. Just remember that leaving a comment on your site isn’t an opt-in to your email newsletter!
2. Comments Not Replied To
Comments Not Replied To helps you quickly figure out which comments on your blog have not yet been replied to. It adds a new admin column on the WordPress comments dashboard that shows whether or not a particular comment has been replied to by the author of the post.
3. Comment Notifier
Comment Notifier gives visitors the option to subscribe to the comments on a blog post so they receive a notification when someone has replied to their comment or other comments have been published. The notification emails can be personalized to display the author’s name, post title, post link, and more.
4. Lazy Load for Comments
Lazy Load for Comments improves the performance of your website and enhances the user experience by delaying the load of the comments section until a visitor begins to scroll down the page.
5. Simple Comment Editing
Simple Comment Editing gives anonymous users the ability to edit and/or delete their comments for five minutes. Advanced customization can be achieved using filters, but if you’re not a developer, the paid Simple Comment Editing Options plugin allows you to customize options without writing code.
CommentLuv visits the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieves a link to their last blog posts which they can choose to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit. You can also invite visitors to register on your site to unlock advanced features like being able to choose from any of their 10 last blog posts when they comment or getting a dofollow link.
7. Jetpack Comments
Jetpack Comments replaces your default WordPress comment form with a new comment system that has integrated social media login options. When someone reads an article on your site and wants to comment, they can now use one of their existing social networking accounts to post a comment.
Replyable by Postmatic is a smart comment reply system. It lets your users subscribe to comments and makes sure only the best ones are sent to subscribers, and if a blog post starts receiving tons of comments, it will combine them into a daily digest or let users subscribe to only direct replies to their comments. Plus, you can reply to any email sent from Replyable to respond as a follow-up comment and authors can moderate comments with simple email commands.
9. Disable Comments
Not every site is a good fit for comments and in some cases, you may want to remove comments completely. Disable Comments turns off comments on all pages, posts, or custom post types with a single option. It gives you total control over where comments are allowed on your site.
Comment Moderation Can Be Easier When Automated
What do you think? Do you use a different plugin to make comment management easier? Have you found a solution you like better? Of course, you can also turn off comments altogether.